NJ Transit Rolls Out Quiet Commute Train Cars

NEW YORK (WCBS 880/1010 WINS) – Some trains on NJ Transit are taking the noise down a level or two as rush hour transforms into “hush hour.”

NJ Transit has set aside the first and last cars of Northeast Corridor express trains as “quiet cars” between Penn Station New York, Princeton Junction, Hamilton, and Trenton.

The 90-day Quiet Commute pilot program hopes to offer customers a more tranquil. The following rules will apply on the “quiet cars:” no loud music, no cell phones, and no loud talking.

“Cell phones are the worst thing,” one rider told 1010 WINS’ Steve Sandberg. “Many times when they say this ‘no cell phone’ thing, people still talk on the cell phones. Someone else’s cell phone chatter causes you stress.”

“Some of the cars do get a little loud,” another rider said. “Most of the time it’s just drunk 20-somethings, so it’d be really nice to get a little quiet on the train.”

One man told WCBS 880 reporter Paul Murnane that, “They’re all too loud.”

Riders said they look forward to napping or reading in peace on the “quiet cars.”

It’s hoped that this policy can be self-policed, but just in case, small cards have been printed up to be handed out to quiet car riders raising a ruckus.

NJ Transit riders can provide feeback on the “Quiet Commute” by filling out a survey on njtransit.com.

Comments

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  1. Rather-Be-in-CO says:

    Really. The trains were there way before you were, weren’t they?

  2. Voice of Reason says:

    Then why do you live so close to the train tracks?

  3. MARIE P GALE says:

    FOR THE THIRD TIME. YOU CAN MAKE THE TRAINS AS QUIET AS POSSIBLE BUT IF YOU DON’T DO SOMETHING ABOUT THE HORN BLOWING IT IS STILL MISERABLE. I AM ABOUT A BLOCK AND A HALF NORTH OF WOODBRIDGE, NJ STATION AND IT NEVER FAILS THE SOUTH BOUND TRAINS BLOWS THEIR HORNS DIRECTLY NEXT TO MY BEDROOM WINDOW. I CAN NO LONGER SIT ON MY DECK. PLEASE DO SOMETHING………….

    1. John Franzoso says:

      Who was there first the train or you? Its like someone moving next to airport and then noticing the aircraft noise. Sorry its so bad but common you moved there?

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